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President Yudof announces move of Institutional Advancement

President Yudof is announcing a reorganization under which Institutional Advancement, currently a unit within Business Operations, will be moved back to its historic home in the Division of External Relations. Following is a message from the president explaining this change.

Dear Colleagues:

I am writing to let you know that the Institutional Advancement unit at the Office of the President, under Assistant Vice President Geoff O’Neill, will be moved from the Business Operations division back to its traditional home in External Relations.

As many of you know, Institutional Advancement provides important support to the development operations on each of our campuses. The office’s services for the University community include endowment stewardship, administration and allocation of gifts and bequests, reporting on private support, gift policy development and compliance review, assistance with planned giving programs, administration of international development programs and legislative analysis.

For many years, Institutional Advancement was placed organizationally with other departments that are part of the external relations enterprise. The reporting structure was changed during the UCOP organizational restructuring several years ago, just before my arrival.

Now, as we continue working to build a truly integrated external support-building enterprise, Executive Vice President Brostrom and Senior Vice President Dooley have agreed that it makes sense to return the unit to External Relations, along with Alumni and Constituent Affairs, Communications, Federal Governmental Relations and State Governmental Relations. This unified External Relations structure is also one employed by several of our campuses.

I expect this change will have minimal impact on staff members in the unit and on the important services it provides to the campuses, but it will provide for enhanced planning and coordination across all of the functional areas engaged in the critical pursuit of building support for UC among our many external constituencies.

With best wishes, I am,

Sincerely yours,

Mark G. Yudof


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